Bayelsa United Penalised, Fined N3 Million After Ugly Incident Against Shooting Stars

Bayelsa United Penalised, Fined N3 Million After Ugly Incident Against Shooting Stars

Footballrover understands that Bayelsa United has been charged with multiple breaches of the NPFL24 Framework and Rules during their Matchday 37 encounter against Shooting Stars on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Bayelsa United Penalised, Fined N3 Million After Ugly Incident Against Shooting Stars

Security Lapses and Assault Incidents

The Prosperity Boys failed to provide adequate security and effective crowd control, leading to the assault of 3SC goalkeeper Okiemute Odah.

The club also did not restrict access to unauthorised individuals in restricted areas, which contributed to the incident. 

The encroachment onto the pitch at Bayelsa United’s Samson Siasia Stadium home ground was another critical lapse that culminated in the assault on Odah.

Penalties and Fines

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As a result of these failures, Bayelsa United has been fined N1 million each for:

– Inadequate security and crowd control
– Allowing unauthorised access to restricted areas
– Pitch encroachment leading to the assault

This brings the total fine to N3 million.

The South South-based team is also required to pay N250,000 in compensation to Okiemute Odah.

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Actions Required and Potential Further Sanctions

Bayelsa United must identify and prosecute the individual responsible for the assault within 48 hours of receiving the notice of sanctions. 

Failure to comply and provide evidence of prosecution may result in further penalties. 

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The individual responsible for the assault is also banned from all NPFL match venues for one year, pending identification and prosecution.

Right to Appeal

Bayelsa United has 48 hours from the date of notice to appeal the sanctions.

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